Day archives: November 3rd, 2021

Vagharshapat in The World History Encyclopedia

Vagharshapat in The World History Encyclopedia

Vagharshapat (Valarsapat), located some 20 km west of modern Yerevan, was an ancient city in Armenia founded in the 2nd century CE. Serving as the capital, the city prospered and, under the new name of Echmiadzin, became the spiritual capital of Christian Armenia from the 4th century CE. Still an important pilgrimage site today, the building of the cathedral at …

How Indo-European Languages Evolved

How Indo-European Languages Evolved

Watch: This Map Shows How Indo-European Languages May Have Evolved This fascinating animated map provides one of the best demonstrations we’ve seen of how modern Indo-European languages evolved over the past 8,000 years. The Indo-European languages are a group of more than 400 languages that contains everything from Polish and French to Icelandic and Hindi, and scientists …